George W. "G.W." Allen, age 69, of Bethlehem passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Antioch Baptist Church, Buford. The Rev. Ollie V. Hayes will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Allen was a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula, and enjoyed hunting. He was a former Chief of Police in Loganville and Flowery Branch. He was a former volunteer fireman for Flowery Branch, and had worked for Hall County on the dive team. He was currently employed with Southeast Culvert.
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He is preceded in death by two grandchildren, Robert West and Lee West. He is survived by wife, Marlene Allen, Bethlehem; children, Joe and Barbara Allen, Dacula; Marie and Sammy Graham, Auburn; Chad and Shannon Allen, Braselton; and Christy Chumbler, Bethlehem; brothers, Johnny Allen, Sparta; and Tony Allen, Statham; sister-in-law, Cathy Allen, Auburn; brother-in-law, Earnest and Lara Hayes Jr., Buford; grandchildren, Joel Allen, Joseph and Stephanie West, Joey Allen, Cloe Allen, Davey Chumbler and Tyler Graham; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne West, Makayla West, Coy West and Jamie West.
Family will receive friends from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, SW, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-962-3100.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Jan. 3, 2013